2018 AERC National Championship

and associated AERC Open Rides

to benefit



Sept 20-22, 2018

Sponsors and Contributors


Overall Sponsor

American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) AERC logo -- governs the sport of endurance in the USA. AERC sanctions rides, maintains records, educates on the sport both riders and veterinarians, markets the sport, and advocates for trails and equines.   You can contact them throught their web site; or by phone at 866-271-2372 • 530-823-2260; or by email office@aerc.org.


Gold Sponsor

Bryan Easler Toyota bryan easler toyota logo-- has those super-reliable Toyota cars, SUVs, and trucks, in inventory, ready-to-go. Cars include the top-in-class Prius hybrid, and more conventional pure gasoline models. Trucks include the ever-popular workhorse Toyota Tacoma. Call them at 800 248 6968 or reach them through their website.

Silver Sponsors

Parsec Financial Parsec logo -- guides clients to financial security, Individually. They find that wealth for wealth’s sake is rarely the objective. It may mean feeling confident you won’t outlive your money. Or it may mean ensuring your charitable intentions are carried out, or that your children are good stewards of family wealth. Or, it may simply mean putting the day-to-day management of your funds in the hands of someone you trust, so you can focus on the things that bring you joy. They manage over two billion dollars for individuals and businesses. You can contact them through their web site.

Bronze Sponsors

SERASERAlogo-- sanctions most of the endurance rides in the southeastern USA. They have an annual convention with rider education programs, an active awards program, and supply the horse scales and bring an on-site blood analyzer. For the championship ride, they are supplying the tee shirts for the volunteers. Check out their good work on their web site.




Tractor Supply TSC logo-- has what you need 'for life out there'. They supply clothing;, tools; feed for horses, dogs, chickens; fencing; liquid petroleum gas; shavings. And much more.  They have stores throughout the United States. You can contact them through their web site.


Valley Agriculture Supply Valley Ag logo -- high quality feeds for all levels of your equine partners. They are your quintessential local Ag Supply store! Visit their website, or visit their store at 4221 Boylston Hwy, Mills River, NC. Phone 828-891-8005.


VetTec vettec logo-- manfactures and distributes hoof care products from adhesives for glue-on shoes through hoof-packing that can help prevent bruising, or treat problems such as thrush.  They have a good educational website, that also has a webpage for contacting dealers in your area.


Copper Sponsors

Becky Pearman Photography -- Becky Pearman is well-known throughout the southeast for her vibrant photographs of riders and horses.  We are happy to have her to provide you with high quality shots of the action in 2016!  Please order from her website.

Daniel Boone Distance Riders -- Based in the Kentucky area (with some exploring into Indiana) that Daniel Boone once had as his home base, the DBDR organization puts on first-rate rides (endurance and competitive trail) that explore those areas. They are a not for profit and devote a serious amount of resource to maintaining trails. They plan to have a DBDR team here.

Distance Depot and Horse Lovers Outlet -- Kristen Lacy has two options for you to explore.   Distance Depot is focused primarily on the endurance community and Horse Lovers Outlet at the more general equine owning and loving population. Her products range from what you want for your horse, for you as a rider, for your crew, and for your campsite. She can be reached at 866-863-2349, or via email at info@thedistancedepot.com or info@horseloversoutlet.com.

Platinum Performance -- under high quality conditions, make multiple nutritional supplements for horses, and also dogs and cats. The supplements can assist in daily maintenance and comeback from illnesses and other health challenges. They are donating ten gift certificates for their flagship product: Platinum Performance. Their entire product line can be reviewed at their website.

Riding Warehouse-- is your one-stop online tack shop for english, western and endurance riders. Located in San Luis Obispo, California, Riding Warehouse offers a wide selection of quality equine products including horse tack, riding apparel, horse trailer and stable equipment, plus gifts for horse lovers. For information call 888-420-4327 or visit their website with secure on-line ordering.

Running Bear -- owned by Teddy Lancaster, manufacturer of quality BioThane endurance tack and supplier of a great many necessities for the long distance rider and horse since 1980, is a long-time supporter of the Biltmore Challenge.   For information call 800-533-BEAR or see the ride schedule and order from Running Bear website with secure on-line ordering.  Contact: Teddy@runningbear.com.

Taylored Tack -- Amanda Taylor makes custom bridles and breastplates including those with various themes such as beaded brow bands, Indian-patterned overlays, and hand-made horsehair tassels.  She carries a complete line of quality, hand-crafted products for the endurance horse and rider.  For more information, check out her website, or call her at 610-469-0368 or send email to her at Amanda@tayloredtack.com.


Hardee's, Ianucci's, and Moe's -- cut 10% off their retail price

Marbie Kollath -- donates Best Conditioned prizes for the Championship 100-mile and 50-mile competitions.

Matt Vore -- donates high vet score prizes for the Championship 100-mile and 50-mile competitions.

Nancy MacDonald -- donates some of the team awards.

Ingle's, Pepsi, Target, and DoubleTree --- all donate bottled water or gift certificates for officials.

WalMart --- donates $100 in a gift card useful for getting fruit and the like for officials.

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